Information on our latest webinars.
Resource Allocation - Keeping it Simple
11am on Wednesday 6th February 2013
A simple and straight forward approach to the allocation of
indicative personal budgets is an essential part of a child and
family centred approach to self-directed support. John Waters
has led work on resource allocation for nearly ten years, and Paul
Connolly has taken forward an approach for children and young
people with In Control and more recently with Newcastle Children's
Services. Together John and Paul will share their experience
and well learned lessons and offer some examples of how they have
seen resource allocation work in a simple and straight forward
Looking ahead...Personal Budgets and moving into the adult
10am on Friday 22nd February 2013
This session will be presented by Nic Crosby our Children's
Programme lead together with Nicola Gitsham, Transition to
Adulthood Lead with NDTi and will explore Personal Budgets and
moving into the adult world.
Building a new relationship with children, young people and
10am on Monday 25th March 2013
This session presented by Nic Crosby our Children's Programme
lead will explore the elements of a new relationship between
statutory agencies, services and children and families.
The Green Paper 'Support and Aspiration, a new approach for
special educational needs and disabilities' and the recent
'Progress and Next Steps' document from the Department for
Education has set out an ambitious programme of service
transformation for children with special education needs, their
families and disabled children's services for the next few years.
This programme of change consists of many different elements
including workforce change, the role of the private and voluntary
sector, new approaches to assessment and planning and the
introduction of personal budgets across social care, health and
At the heart of this transformation is the development of a new
relationship between statutory agencies, services and children and
families. And critical to its delivery is the development of a
joined-up approach between agencies.
How to take part
Webinars are an online live broadcast consisting of a
presentation and audio. It is easy to take part in one of our
webinars, all you need is a computer with internet connection and
speakers (so you can hear the audio) and a mic (so you can
participate in the question and answer sessions if you so wish). If
you do not have speakers or a mic, then you can access the audio
via a telephone.
Further information on how to access our webinars can be found
on this webpage.
How to register
These free webinars are available to members of our Stay
Connected or Adult Social Care Programme. However access is
available as part of a free, no obligation trial of Stay Connected.
Individuals receiving care and support and family members are able
to access all our webinars for free.
Places on our webinars are limited and are available on a
first-come-first-served basis. To register for your place, please
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